October 20, 2014

Video: Presentations From the 11th Columbia Library Symposium Now Online

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The symposium took place in the Altschul Auditorium at Columbia University on March 24, 2014 and it’s titled, “Leaders Everywhere: Fostering Leadership Across the Academic Library Organization.”

Several presentations from the symposium are now available via YouTube and are embedded below.

Direct to COMPLETE Program Abstracts, Speakers List, and Slides

Part One: Opening Remarks, Fostering Leadership, and Leadership in Action Presentations

There are all kinds of reasons for doing things in the future more or less as we have done them in the past, especially as one moves up in an organization — after all, one has succeeded so far, why change? The notion of the competency trap, applied to organizations since the 1980s, can be applied to us as individuals — and can blunt the possibilities for change. In this keynote, Elliott Shore, drawing on the ARL’s strategic thinking and design process in which he has been engaged these past few months, and his work with the Leading Change Institute and other leadership programs, will recount what he has learned about suspending disbelief and share thoughts about building an environment that questions unexamined assumptions.

  • Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services & Collection Development
    Columbia University Libraries

Slides

  • “Leadership Development in Action: Changing Lives, Changing Libraries”
    Jerilyn Veldof, Organization Development Associate, University of Minnesota Libraries

What is it like to work in a library where leadership is developed at all levels of the organization? The University of Minnesota Libraries provides a rich case study that illustrates the power of leadership development for individuals and the organization. In this presentation Jerilyn Veldof will share stories of individual transformation and growth, discuss the impact of leadership development at the library level, and address what it takes to roll out and sustain a multi-pronged approach for developing leaders across the library.

Slides


Fostering Leadership Across the Academic Library Organization: Avoiding the Competency Trap
Presentation by Elliott Shore, President, ARL

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There are all kinds of reasons for doing things in the future more or less as we have done them in the past, especially as one moves up in an organization — after all, one has succeeded so far, why change? The notion of the competency trap, applied to organizations since the 1980s, can be applied to us as individuals — and can blunt the possibilities for change. In this keynote, Elliott Shore, drawing on the ARL’s strategic thinking and design process in which he has been engaged these past few months, and his work with the Leading Change Institute and other leadership programs, will recount what he has learned about suspending disbelief and share thoughts about building an environment that questions unexamined assumptions.

Slides

Part 2: Panel Discussion: Leaders Everywhere

This panel session will involve a freeflowing discussion that may cover a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: professional identity, leadership outside of a management role, the role of leadership and/or mentorship on one’s career trajectory, reskilling, (re)engagement with the profession, reinvention, barriers and strategies, the question of self-determination within the confines of an organization, and how to push from the middle. The panel will respond to the day’s previous speakers and will rely upon audience participation to connect personal experiences to the substantial challenges and opportunities when ‘leading from the middle’.

  • Kelly Barrick, Associate Director of Public Services, Center for Science and Social Science Information, Yale University Library
  • Stephen Francoeur, User Experience Librarian, The William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College Library
  • Karen Green, Librarian for Ancient and Medieval Studies & Graphic Novels Librarian, History & Humanities Libraries, Columbia University Libraries
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Lancaster, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Science & Engineering Libraries, Columbia University Libraries

Slides for All Presenters

Part 3: StairMaster Optional: Everyday Leadership

  • Courtney Young, President-Elect, American Library Association and Head Librarian &
    Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, J. Clarence Kelly Library, Penn State Greater Allegheny

Slides

Part IV: Closing Session: Reflective Discussion

Facilitator: Beth Bidlack, Director, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University Libraries

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